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Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #176

Kick-Back Friday: #176

far_from_the_madding_crowd.jpgFar From the Madding Crowd (1967): In the mid-19th century, an earnest shepherd (Alan Bates), a reserved farmer (Peter Finch), and a dashing soldier (Terrence Stamp) vie for the love of a willful young woman (Julie Christie) along the scenic cliffs of southern England. Among any competitive male trio, it is reasonable to expect that two opponents will destroy each other (note the foreshadowing cockfight), thereby leaving the third contender to clean up. Based on the Thomas Hardy novel.

From a cinematic perspective, DP Nicholas Roeg shows a nice compositional eye for rural landscapes, while director John Schlesinger is a little too enamored with the POV shot.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.